On the Water - FAQ
Below is a list of commonly asked questions. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us.
Q- What kind of Kayak do you use for kayaking?
We do have both inflatable and Solid Kayaks from single to double.
For a short kayaking such as the Floating market, small canals, we use inflatable kayak. For a long kayaking more than three to five hours per day, we use Solid kayaks.
Q - How much kayaking experience is required to join one of the trips?
No experience is required for our kayak tours! Our adventures are for everyone. Our trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. The majority of people who join our tours are first time kayakers. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.
Q - Do I need to be in great shape to join one of the trips?
No. Our adventures are not considered to be strenuous or physically demanding, and we do not require a high level of fitness. We just ask that you are capable of a few hours of moderate exercise each day. Keep in mind that good general health will go a long way if we happen to encounter some strong winds or time restrictions. Most important is an adventurous spirit.
Q - Are there any age requirements?
Spirit of the kayaking to all ages of adventurers - people from ages 5 to 85 have been comfortable at our kayking tours. Although we do not have any age restrictions on our day tours we do prefer minimum of 12 years for our multiday tours. Those concerned with being in ‘their older years’ please contact us to discuss their physical abilities.
Q - How much paddling is generally done in a day?
Paddling time will vary depending on our destination, the group's abilities, and group desires. Generally expect to be on the water between 2-4 hours a day. In our day's activities we also like to incorporate some cycling, swimming, beachcombing and of course leisure/lounging time.
Q - How stable are the kayaks? What is the likelihood of flipping over?
The kayaks we use on our tours are stable and designed for comfort. For those a little concerned, the double kayaks are slightly more stable than the singles. The likelihood of a capsize is minimal, and generally only occurs in an uncommon situation.
Q - What happens if my kayak flips over?
If for some reason your kayak flips over, all of our guides have ample practice time on the water with rescue procedures in order to quickly and efficiently get you back in your boat. At this point we will take you to the nearest shore to change into some warm cozy clothing and carry on with our journey. While we are out on the water, it is of the utmost importance that the group sticks together in the event of a capsize or change of route plan.
Note, For short Kayaking such as mekong Floating market, Mekong river, we do have our support boat alway right at your side incase of rescue situation.
Q - What if the weather turns bad? Will I be comfortable and warm?
Our weather in the Mekong Delta and surounds Ho Chi minh City is generally pleasant from October through until the end of May.The raning season is from June to October, but it happens in afternoon or evening and not long as an hour. The temperature also will vary slightly depending on which area you visit. For example, If you kayak in the Mekong Floating market, mosrtly in the morning, therefore, the temperature is cool and nice. Or if you kayak in the canal, it’s aslo in shade. Kayking in the Mangrove forest of Can Gio would ask for experienced kayakers and for those who love the nature such as mangrove forest.
Q - What sort of wildlife might we see on the tour?
The diversity and abundance of wildlife in Can Gio Mangrove forest such as wild crabs, birds, crustacean, Dugong, Depending on which tour you take, some areas offer more wildlife opportunities than others. Inquire if you would like to know what sort of wildlife you might see on your tour.
Q - Where do we wash? Are there toilets?
Kayaking in the Mekong Delta does not take much of your time such as the Floating market. It would take about one or one and a half hour, furthermore, we are close to the shore with some local restaurant along the bank of the river, therefore, if you want to take a toilet, we will have an option for you.
For washing your dirties,it;s fine to wash from Mekong river,then we will rewash when we reach to the place.